Bionic Learning Network – Projekte 2007

Hannover Messe 2007

The Bionic Learning Network’s motto for the Hanover Fair 2007 was “innovative drive concepts inspired by nature” – whether on Earth or in space, in the depths of the ocean or high in the air.

 


 

Air_ray

Hybrid construction with beating wing drive

Made possible by its lightweight design and the lift provided by helium, the Air_ray “swims” in a sea of air like a manta ray in water.

 

Air_ray


Aqua_ray

Manta ray driven by water hydraulics

The central drive and control unit for the wing and tail takes the form of a fluidic muscle from Festo, in combination with the Fin Ray Effect®.

 

Aqua_ray


Airic's_arm

Modelled on the human arm

Bones, muscles and joints: the combination of mechatronics and biological structures offers new possibilities for automated motion sequences.

 

Airic's_arm